Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Enrico Cecconi

Language Coordinator for Italian

Admissions Tutor for Modern Languages & European Studies (MLES)

1WN 4.22
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5977


Enrico Cecconi joined the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies as Language Co-ordinator in Italian in September 2014.

He graduated from the University of Pisa in 2004 with a BA in Modern Languages and Linguistics. He went on to complete an MA in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language at Ca’Foscari University in Venice in 2012.

In 2013 he achieved the recognition for a course of high quality in Cross-cultural Communication within LabCom (Laboratorio di Comunicazione interculturale e didattica) at Ca’ Foscari.

In June 2015 he was awarded a certificate of achievement in recognition of outstanding research presentation at the Annual Multidisciplinary Conference “Convitto della Calza” (Firenze) presenting a project on connected learning in an International Education Program together with two colleagues from Elon University (North Carolina).

Together with Dr Elena Minelli, he is involved in the design, coordination and delivery of Italian language programmes and he is responsible for the management and development of the Italian team within PoLIS.

Prior to be appointed Language Co-ordinator, he taught international students for over ten years. He worked for the University of Cardiff, New York University and other American programs in Florence.

He is a registered Fellow of the HEA. He also works as a teacher trainer, being involved in workshops in Italy and abroad and contributing to share and disseminate knowledge of language pedagogy. He collaborates with Laboratorio Interculturale di Venezia, serving as a resource for LabCom.


Research interests

  • Language Education
  • Language Teacher Training
  • Methodology and Didactics of Foreign Language Teaching
  • Language Learning and Teacher reflection
  • Language & Intercultural communication in educational contexts

Other duties

Admissions Tutor for Modern Languages & European Studies (MLES) programmes.


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